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Revolutionizing Education in America – Dr. Steve Perry

Wednesday, January 28,
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Indianapolis Urban League
777 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Urban League, Institute for Quality Education, and Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice are pleased to host Dr. Steve Perry for a special speaking engagement on Wednesday, January 28 at 6:00 PM EST.

Please join us to hear Dr. Perry discuss the need to revolutionize how we think about education in America. To learn more about this inspiring educator, author, and speaker, visit www.drsteveperry.org.

Race, diversity & interactions

Come and join the conversation and panel discussion exploring diversity among different institutions in the city. We will highlight a pair of organizations, explore their current practices for increasing diversity, and find out whether or not such increases in diversity brought the desired results.

INDYthinks about … how to end human trafficking

On November 4th, Provocate, INDYthinks and other groups will facilitate new and innovative partnerships to stop human trafficking at home and in other countries. Explore new ways to raise support for concrete projects helping victims of trafficking and preventing this sort of abuse all together. Brainstorm about how alternative spring breaks and short-term mission trips can have a uniquely positive impact. We’ll help connect those who are passionate about ending trafficking to volunteer and employment opportunities.

Distinguished Speakers dinner with Dalitso Kubalasa

The October 15th ICWA Distinguished Speaker was Dalitso Kingsley Kubalasa, the executive director of the Malawi Economic Justice Network. 60+ people listened as Mr. Kubalasa discussed how recent changes in the way the US government delivers foreign aid has shaped development efforts on the ground in Malawi.

Erin Lang’s “1.8 million minutes”

On October 8, more than 300 people joined together at Butler University to show support for the family of Abdul Rahman Kassig and the cause that drove him to risk his life in Syria. Kassig set up a nonprofit in Syria to help the world’s worst refugee crisis. Provocatrix Erin Lang has set up Benga International to help provide education to the children of Syrian refugees. She was asked to kick off the event with thoughts about the issue that motivated Abdul Rahman Kassig.

Congratulations to Provocatrix Erin Lang!

One of the best conferences for international relations junkies is the World Affairs Councils of America’s National Conference in DC. A few scholarships are offered to exceptional college students who are nominated by local world affairs councils. For the first a scholarship winner is from Indiana, and she’s one of ours. Erin Lang is one of the founding members of INDYthinks, and a proud member of Team Provocate.

European events

The crisis in the Euro-zone, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the boom and fragility of Central European economies, the future of Germany … these and other European topics will be discussed this fall.

Africa conversations

Learn about Africa, talk about Africa, listen to African music and eat African food. Meet Africans and friends of Africa.